Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook
Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook Author:Sarah Schmelling In the bestselling tradition of Stuff White People Like and I Can Has Cheezburger?, the next online humor sensation makes the leap to book form — When humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed, it launched the next big humor trend-Facebook lit. This hilarious book is the first to bring mor... more »e than fifty authors and stories from classic literature back to life and online. Schmelling uses the conventions of social networking-profile pages, status updates, news feeds, and applications-to retell everything from The Odyssey to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Lolita.
Every day 150 million active users of Facebook log on to reconnect with old classmates, add pictures, share quizzes, and post news stories, notes, and videos. In Schmelling-s network, Satan and Beelzebub connect using the fiend finder, Don Quixote vows vengeance against Superpoke, Jane Eyre listens to Jay-Z-s -Hard-Knock Life- on repeat, Ernest Hemingway completes the -Are you a real man?- quiz, and Oedipus works on his family tree.
A loving spoof of the most-trafficked social networking website in the world and a playful game of literary who-s who, Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don-t Float will have book lovers and Facebook addicts alike twittering with joy.« less
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Susan P. (sneyers11) - , reviewed Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook on
Helpful Score: 3
This book is incredibly funny. The more you know the stories and the more you know facebook, the funnier this book is. I laughed so hard, I couldn't read it in public anymore(I started in Borders) and my family got annoyed with me.